EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Apr 14, 2011
    Kim from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do you have to stay at the Walt Disney World Resort to be able to go to the DIsney marketplace and eat at the rainforest cafe? and shop there and just walk around? do you have to pay to enter the marketplace?

    Hi Kim!

    Everyone is welcome to visit Downtown Disney.  The shops and restaurants at both the Marketplace and the West Side are open to all guests whether they are staying on Disney property or not.  Parking is free in both areas but the restaurants do fill up quickly so I always recommend making dinner reservations ahead of time.  I have linked you with the Rainforest Cafe page on the Disney website to help you make your dining reservation.  Click here to make a reservation.

    Have a magical vacation!
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I am Dorothy from Dundas, Ontario Canada. I am a strong believer that vacationing is a great way to create a close-knit family. There is no better place to achieve this than a trip to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Dorothy

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